Riccardo Valle

Of Counsel


Riccardo Valle is an Of Counsel in Orrick’s corporate team, based in the Rome office.
Riccardo boasts more than 15 years of experience providing legal assistance to leading Italian and international companies, with a particular focus on clients operating in highly regulated markets.

His main areas of expertise are energy, including generation, infrastructures, incentives, PPA/EFET and IPEX, environmental matters, including waste and EIA/IPPC, and healthcare and life sciences, from clinical trials to authorizations procedures, from import/export to advertising, pricing, commercialization and wholesale distributions. His assistance spans both transactional and litigation matters, before Civil and Administrative Courts as well as before the Supreme Court of Cassation.

  • Following his J.D. degree with honors from Università Federico II, Naples, Riccardo has obtained a 2nd level Masters Degree in "Energy and Environment Management" from the Faculty of Engineering at Università La Sapienza in Rome, where he has subsequently lectured on energy contracts within the same Masters Programme. In addition, Riccardo frequently lectures on pharmaceutical regulation.

  • Court admissions:
    - Italian Bar, 2003
    - Supreme Court of Cassation, 2019
    - AIGE -  Associazione Italiana Giuristi Europei 2021